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weather and Elementary
I think what could help the students gain a better understanding on what weather is, is essentially giving them a chart that they could each fill out daily about the weather. Students will then be able to decipher everyday what the weather is and could use clues from what they see outside to help th...

by Maeli Zapata > Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:00 PM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
I think what could help the students gain a better understanding on what weather is, is essentially giving them a chart that they could each fill out daily about the weather. Students will then be able to decipher everyday what the weather is and could use clues from what they see outside to help th...

by Maeli Zapata > Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:00 PM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
Hello, I think the idea of letting the students go outside and explore the weather themselves in hand, record their exploration is really such a great activity. I believe the students will think of the weather every time they go outside and think about the vocabulary that goes along with the weath...

by Jessica Moreno > Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:09 PM

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Early Childhood
Incorporating holidays into science lessons
I really like the different ideas that you have shared here. As a student pursuing education, I have never even thought about incorporating the holidays into science, as it is more seen incorporated through literacy. In my science class I am currently in, we have been asked to write an unit plan and...

by Tayler Maiers > Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:38 PM

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Elementary Science
weather Lesson
I was in a Kindergarten class observing one day during a weather lesson. During the morning meeting the teacher had the students name the day of the week and then had them look our the window and had them explain what was going on outside. Then they had a cut out of a kid on the white board and had ...

by Sara Pierce > Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:29 AM

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Elementary Science
technology in the classroom
You could use the computers by having the students research whatever the science lesson is? Maybe have groups and have each group research something different involving the science lesson and have them use the technology to help them find their answers. With other things such as weather, you can hav...

by Elyssa Rung > Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:21 AM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
It will always be difficult to fully have young students like that to understand every aspect of the weather and all of the seasons. I am currently writing a week-long 5E lesson plan over the weather for Kindergarteners. We decided to let the students go outside every day and keep track of how the w...

by Elyssa Rung > Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:00 AM

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Early Childhood
weather Lesson
Hello! I'm a student teacher and I have created a lesson for my possible kindergarten students on Earth and Human Activity. I'm planning to teach them about the different types of weather and also how to prepare for weather in advance.  A question that I would have would be: What are some way...

by Kaylie Eko > Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:18 PM

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Elementary Science
weather and Elementary
So many great ideas in this thread! This is what I do: While we are outside before walking into our classroom, we have a quick weather talk. I ask the class "What is the weather today? and "How do you know?" or "What evidence do you see/ feel?" (What do you see or feel?) and "How does the weather f...

by Jacqueline Madrid > Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:10 PM

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Early Childhood
Science Library
As a future teacher, I am starting to get ready to collect books that I would like to have in my classroom library for my future students. I have already collected Reading books, Social Studies books and some Math books that were recommended to me. I have been doing research on Science books and hav...

by Mariana Gonzalez > Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:00 PM

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Elementary Science
Science 101: Does the weather affect your body?
Hello everyone my name is Kadira Johnson and I just wrote a quick review on what I thought about Bill Robertson's article "Science 101: Does the weather affect your body?" In Bill Robertson’s article he discusses if weather truly does affect our bodies. I thought this was an interesting topic becaus...

by Kadira Johnson > Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:56 PM

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Earth and Space Science
Kindergarten Science
Hi Natalie, I am currently in my Methods of Teaching Science course during my last year of school. I am working with a group on a 5E lesson plan for kindergarten actually. We are focusing on the weather/forecast. So we have in the beginning that we introduce and work on the vocabulary that connec...

by Madison Moburg > Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:35 PM

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New Teachers
Teaching Science to Kindergarten in a Short Time Frame
Definitely start integrating science into everything else you do! That could mean a weather conversation during your morning meeting, reading a science content filled story during your read aloud time, having them write about a science topic, etc. Any time you can double up subjects, definitely take...

by Molly Lembezeder > Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:05 PM

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Early Childhood
Teaching Science to Kindergarten in a Short Time Frame
Definitely start integrating science into everything else you do! That could mean a weather conversation during your morning meeting, reading a science content filled story during your read aloud time, having them write about a science topic, etc. Any time you can double up subjects, definitely take...

by Molly Lembezeder > Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:05 PM

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Early Childhood
Incorporating holidays into science lessons
I love the idea of keeping students engaged during the holidays. It's so difficult especially between October and through December! I live in Florida, so we don't get snow here, most of the time we don't even get cold weather! One experiment that is great for the winter season is growing crystals....

by Vivian Del Cid > Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:38 PM

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Elementary Science
Kindergarten Science
Cloudette by Tom Lichtenheld is a really cute book about clouds, and could even be used for toddlers and pre-k, along with kindergarten. A couple other ones are Little Cloud by Eric Carle and Shapes in the Sky: A Book About Clouds by Josepha Sherman.

by Mikaela Bahlmann > Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:21 PM

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Early Childhood
Incorporating holidays into science lessons
There are several ways to incorporate holidays into science lessons. For one thing, the weather during the holidays changes for some areas, but not all. You can teach a lesson on the major biomes and ask what this time of the year would be like for different parts of the world. Another idea is that ...

by Carili Rubiera > Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:46 AM

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Elementary Science
Human Impact on Earth's Spheres 5th grade
Thank you Victoria. I noticed the acid rain link on beyondweather is no longer valid. I have seen this with several acid rain links, including an Appalachian Trail segment from National Geographic. Acid rain is mentioned in several spots in our county curriculum documents, but I am wondering if i...

by Tracey Williams > Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:58 PM

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Earth and Space Science
Human Impact on Earth's Spheres 5th grade
Hey Tracey, 5th grade can be kind of tricky to keep on track. That is a really tough time to keep the kids engaged, I wish you luck with that! Maybe getting an idea of what the students like to know about their community will help? IF they are in the city, or a more urban environment in genera...

by Victoria Krauss > Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:11 AM

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Earth and Space Science
4th Grade Science
I think any lesson that includes observations would be a good idea to take the students outside because they can use the environment as the focus. Also when learning about weather and plants/living organisms can be a good time to take students outside as well. I hope this helps!

by Axa Moreno > Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:56 PM

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Elementary Science
4th Grade Science
That stinks that there is no recess! There are tons of things to do outside...weather permitting. Matter: Students can collect materials from outside and classify, find the mass, volume, length, density, ect. Students can take items outside and explore the melting process. You can even challe...

by Destiny Huggins > Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:34 AM

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Elementary Science
Stem & 5Es
Aleks, I found this https://www.pinterest.com/pin/505247651928867111/ its a great guide for an infographic! Although the contents inside are for a price the picture itself helps and I don't think paying for it is worth it. Anyways, Engagement includes an introduction without the immediate use of ...

by Diane Bendik > Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:37 PM

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STEM
Stem & 5Es
Hi Aleks! weather is a broad topic to teach. There is so much you can teach about and spread to create a unit lesson. Take for example, when students are learning about tornados and other natural disasters, you can ENGAGE students into learning about these by a discrepant event. Students can the...

by Jennifer Ortiz > Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:43 PM

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STEM
Science Showcase
Hey there! The few science nights that I have been to hosted at a school either went with one focal point topic or had each category in stations/classrooms throughout the school. I have found that the most successful science night that I have been able to witness and participate in is one having to ...

by Darcey Bodziony > Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:48 AM

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General Science and Teaching
climate Change
Hi Taylor, I totally agree with Pamela! There are so many resources in the Learning Center. I found these two collections that may be helpful. They include many resources for teaching about climate change to middle and high school students. If you need, I can also look for elementary resources. J...

by Megan Doty > Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:18 PM

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Life Science
Stem & 5Es
How can I incorporate STEM and the 5Es into a lesson plan on weather? Does anyone have any good ideas?!

by Aleksandra Kijowska > Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:38 PM

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STEM
climate Change
Hi Taylor. I am not sure which grade level you are working with. I suggest going to the button on the top menu ~Explore All Resources. Type in climate Change. You can choose from NSTA resources, conference materials, and User Collections. http://common.nsta.org/search/default.aspx?action=browse&tex...

by Pamela Dupre > Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:28 PM

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Life Science
climate Change
Hello, my name is Taylor and I am currently a student teacher. Later this school year I will be teaching a unit on climate change. Any resources or activities other teachers may be willing to share would be greatly appreciated. 

by Taylor Walden > Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:36 PM

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Life Science
New Teacher
I love your plan to create a sense of wonder in your students. I have several activities that help with this. One is to find something intriguing that fits in your pocket and have students use yes or no questions to try to figure out what it is. I have used lichen and gastroliths successfully. For a...

by Susan Farmer > Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:49 PM

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New Teachers
Now You "Sea" Ice, Now You Don't
http://static.nsta.org/files/PB225Xweb.pdf The above topic about climate change covers science, math, language arts, and social studies! The plan for the  lesson is available. ---may need to adapt to your grade level. Our district used it during a district learning day. I attempted to use the les...

by Cleopatra Thomas > Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:02 PM

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Life Science
technology in the classroom
It might be worth thinking about other technologies besides a computer for the Early Childhood classroom. I realize this can come down to budgets, but are there other items to be used? Comparing numbers on a digital thermometer on the weather station and a standard thermometer? Magnifiers and micros...

by Sarah Benton > Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:53 PM

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Early Childhood
EDUCATORS TO ICELAND
I'm organizing the ultimate field trip for formal and informal educators! Picture yourself on a 9-day trip to Iceland with colleagues interested in experiencing the dynamic interactions among the atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, and biosphere. Join us to experience phenomena-based science teachin...

by Kottie Christie-Blick > Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:44 AM

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Professional Development
Hydroponic gardens in the classroom
Hi Rachel. I worked for nine years at a private alternative ed school in NW PA and we used an indoor greenhouse in the winter and elevated planters when the weather was nice. I had kids up to 18 years old and they loved the opportunity to work with plants. Hydroponics is tough if you aren't th...

by James Johnson > Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:07 AM

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Life Science
weather and Elementary
I think one of the best ways to teach students about the weather is to have the students go out and observe the weather themselves. You can have a calendar on the board where you change to show what the weather is every day, and they can have a calendar at their desks where they color a calendar to ...

by Ashtyn Riley > Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:09 PM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
Hello, I enjoyed reading a lot of the replies to this post and really agree with what the other posts are saying - take the children outside! Thought provoking questions for kindergartners also work, such as asking "what kind of clothes should we be wearing today?" or "If there was snow falling, wha...

by Vanessa Gonzalez > Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:19 AM

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Early Childhood
Global Warming in K-2 classrooms?
Hi Molly, While I probably wouldn't get into a full blown climate discussion with kindergarten, first graders, or second graders, you could certainly lay the groundwork for a discussion of climate in later years. I would do this by having my students observe the weather. You could have them do i...

by Ruth Hutson > Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:46 PM

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Earth and Space Science
Hands on Science
hi, I am a strong believer of hands-on learning experiences. You can maybe take the students outside in the playground and give them a scavenger hunt to look for several objects/things. Maybe give a lesson on climate or animals , flowers anything you can find in a playground. I hope this really he...

by Evelyn Guerrero > Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:32 AM

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Early Childhood
Kindergarten activities
Hi Clarissa, I found a few activities that could be incorporated into a Kindergarten classroom to discuss different weather patterns. The first one includes four activities that this school used during a "weather Day," but could easily be broken into four individual lessons: http://common.nst...

by Megan Doty > Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:15 AM

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Early Childhood
Kindergarten activities
How can you teach weather to Kindergarten students in a fun activity?

by Clarissa Villarreal > Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:14 PM

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Early Childhood
Seasons Misconception
Hi April, I found a collection of resources regarding seasons and weather, I wonder if any of these may be helpful to address the misconceptions your students bring with them: http://learningcenter.nsta.org/mylibrary/collection.aspx?id=ZVT1VSBMIo0_E Inside this collection is an article ti...

by Megan Doty > Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:26 AM

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Earth and Space Science
Hands on Science
Hello Laura Rosales! At the moment I am a student preparing to become a bilingual teacher EG-6. I totally agree with you children like and learn much better doing hands on activities. Regarding your question I would recommend going outside the school and explore what's outside (plants, insects, cli...

by Estela Salvador > Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:01 PM

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Early Childhood
Technology in the Science Classroom
Hi Shannen, I found a few apps and online resources that can be used to incorporate technology into your science classroom. Depending on what you teach and the age of your students, you may need to adjust the ideas given, but hopefully this is a helpful place to start! This link includes a var...

by Megan Doty > Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:18 PM

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Early Childhood
Natural Selection - Evolution Simulation
Hello Life Science Teachers -  I'm looking for a replacement for the PhET Natural Selection simulation, as this is JAVA based and no longer runs on student Chromebooks.  PhET has not yet written a HTML5 version to update this simulation. Does anyone have favorite Natural Selection/Evolution...

by Dorothy Ginnett > Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:53 PM

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Life Science
Science Activities/Experiments with Hurricanes
Hi Jessica, I found a few resources with some activities discussing hurricanes and how to prepare for dangerous weather conditions. You might like: http://common.nsta.org/resource/?id=10.2505/4/sc10_047_07_48 http://common.nsta.org/resource/default.aspx?id=10.2505%2f4%2fsc16_054_02_22 ...

by Megan Doty > Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:20 AM

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Elementary Science
weather and Elementary
Hello! As far as I am concerned, teachers should help kindergarteners understand the different characteristics of each weather pattern. Videos, role play, and posters are great facilitators in demonstrating weather patterns. In addition, it is a good idea to invite some students to talk about weath...

by Yi Wang > Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:48 PM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
For those who are suggesting literature to help teach kindergarteners about weather, what are some books you have found that have provided great responses from your students?

by Carly Liggett > Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:19 PM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
My students are pre-kindergarteners and when our class has a discussion and activity about weather and seasons - I usually start with the broad topic that seasons have different weather since some do not have prior knowledge of weather patterns.  I then go into more detail about each season separate...

by Jessica Philipp > Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:49 PM

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Early Childhood
The Total Solar Eclipse of 2017
Carolyn, I was in Manning, SC, at the local high school with my family and Mother who was visiting from PR. We joined our great friends from Virginia and together enjoyed an awesome event! We had great weather and clear skies. During totality we felt a slight drop on the temperature and could se...

by Flavio Mendez > Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:48 AM

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Earth and Space Science
Writing Student Growth Objectives for Kindergarten Science
I am looking for help figuring out to write meaningful Student Growth Objectives aligned with the NGSS kindergarten standards. I see each class once a week for 40 minutes, and teach more than 200 children. If they are absent for my class, I miss key assessment opportunities.  I have not yet figur...

by Marianne Cane > Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:49 PM

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Early Childhood
4th Grade Science
Hello, I taught 4th grade and currently am in 3rd. There are so many exciting opportunities for both these grades! At my school we did a project called Invention Convention where students have to plan and invent something. We've partnered up the Strider Bike company which is based here where I liv...

by Brenda Velasco > Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:08 PM

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Elementary Science
Favorite New Resources for Back to School?
Sarah, This one is timely because of the solar eclipse. https://learn.weatherstem.com/modules/learn/lessons/166/21.html

by Pamela Dupre > Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:56 PM

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General Science and Teaching
New weatherSTEM Interactive Lesson for Solar Eclipse
We created a special weatherSTEM Eclipse module for NSTA Members and teachers at large. https://learn.weatherstem.com/modules/learn/lessons/166/index.html There is no charge and it can be used by students and staff. The Eclipse lesson includes interactivity and fusion of live weather data...

by Mark Hyer > Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:28 AM

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Earth and Space Science
Teach STEM Outside!
Do you have any outdoor space at all? If so you could try container gardening, set up a weather station, and conduct some shadow experiments. I do agree being outside is beneficial to students.

by Pamela Dupre > Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:28 AM

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Research in Science Education
The Total Solar Eclipse of 2017
Flavio, I am very glad that you responded with this collection from the Virtual Conference. Although the Virtual Conference was several months ago, the archive and the resources become more relevant as we get closer to August. I suspect more people will be looking for these resources over the ...

by Donald Boonstra > Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:01 PM

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Earth and Space Science
Virtual Conference Conversation: The Dynamic Ocean - Changes and Impacts
I found the Changing climate Science Object really helpful in explaining changes in the atmosphere and climate. I also have a much better understanding of how ice cores and deep sea sediment can provide a record of what happened over thousands and millions of years. There was also a clear explanati...

by Cheryl Champy > Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:34 PM

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Earth and Space Science
weather and Elementary
Great post! Maybe reading picture books about weather and showing pictures online through your projector different pictures of different weather patterns. Also, take them outside and specifically talk about the weather, all throughout the school year. Continually ask them about what weather is ha...

by Julie Wylie > Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:13 PM

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Early Childhood
Current Events in Science -- May 31, 2017
If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here . http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017May31.pdf   This will be the last issue of Science Current Events for the school year.  Have a great summer!...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Wed May 31, 2017 4:38 PM

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STEM
Current Events in Science -- May 31, 2017
If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here . http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017May31.pdf   This will be the last issue of Science Current Events for the school year.  Have a great summer!...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Wed May 31, 2017 4:37 PM

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Physical Science
Current Events in Science -- May 31, 2017
If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here . http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017May31.pdf   This will be the last issue of Science Current Events for the school year.  Have a great summer!...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Wed May 31, 2017 4:37 PM

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Life Science
Current Events in Science -- May 31, 2017
If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here . http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017May31.pdf   This will be the last issue of Science Current Events for the school year.  Have a great summer!...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Wed May 31, 2017 4:34 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Current Events in Science -- May 31, 2017
If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here . http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017May31.pdf   This will be the last issue of Science Current Events for the school year.  Have a great summer!...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Wed May 31, 2017 4:33 PM

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Elementary Science
Current Events in Science -- May 31, 2017
If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here . http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017May31.pdf   This will be the last issue of Science Current Events for the school year.  Have a great summer! ...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Wed May 31, 2017 4:31 PM

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Earth and Space Science
STEAM + Economics + Equity? Strange bedfellows, but oh, how STEAM-EE
Empower Students and Revolutionize Learning with the Hottest Content Around Recently, American educators, students, and citizens have found it necessary to stand up for the protection of science as well as climate change research. Many of us understand that advancing science education and inquiry...

by Susan Santone > Tue May 30, 2017 5:51 PM

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STEM
Paleontology
https://www.nps.gov/subjects/fossils/junior-paleontologist.htm? EXPLORE  the ways that paleontologists work, and the methods and tools they use to understand ancient life. LEARN  about Earth's history, ancient plants and animals, and changes to past climate and environments. PROT...

by Pamela Dupre > Mon May 22, 2017 11:57 AM

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Earth and Space Science
Virtual Conference Conversation: The Dynamic Ocean - Changes and Impacts
If anyone is in or around Maine, Vital Signs has some great curriculum for getting students involved in Citizen Science. It's not specifically for ocean science or climate change, but it could certainly be used in and around beaches, marshes, etc. Lots of resources on their website, and they do PD w...

by Molly Adelstein > Sat May 13, 2017 2:19 PM

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Earth and Space Science
Virtual Conference Conversation: The Dynamic Ocean - Changes and Impacts
Greetings, Really impressed with the line up of scientists and educators assembled by NSTA, NOAA, and partners to present at today's conference. climate Change is a defining issue of our time and the Ocean is the driver of so many Earth processes that directly impact humans and ecosystems glo...

by Bruce Moravchik > Sat May 13, 2017 12:11 PM

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Earth and Space Science
Virtual Conference Conversation: The Dynamic Ocean - Changes and Impacts
Dear All, I have seen the slides for today's conference and they are fantastic! If you haven't yet, you can still register to attend the conference. No worries if you can't join us live...by registering, you receive access to the all the recordings to watch later, on-demand. If you are attend...

by Flavio Mendez > Sat May 13, 2017 8:00 AM

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Earth and Space Science
Virtual Conference Conversation: The Dynamic Ocean - Changes and Impacts
Dear All, Join the conversation about the ocean's changes and impacts due to the changing climate, as part of the virtual conference's extended online discussion. The virtual conference  The Dynamic Ocean: Changes and Impacts  is taking place on May 13, starting at 10 am ET.  Visit the web ...

by Flavio Mendez > Wed May 10, 2017 3:19 PM

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Earth and Space Science
Gardening at school with young children
I think it is a great idea to start a garden with students. The earlier the better. Visit a gardening store near you and see what plants or flowers they recommend during fall weather. It will be exciting for students to see their very own plants grow.

by Eugenia Ruiz > Sun May 07, 2017 10:15 PM

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Early Childhood
The Wonderful World of Worms
This wonderful article promotes students and family involvement. They have the opportunity to explore together about how an earthworm interacts with different stimuli and response. The author highlights a variety of methods for students to explore in the 5E lesson plan. The 5E lesson plan is rich le...

by Viridiana Castro > Sun May 07, 2017 2:07 PM

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Elementary Science
Current Events in Science -- May 5, 2017
If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here . http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017May05.pdf       Life Science Teasing apart the effects of mutations on "fitness"   [size...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Fri May 05, 2017 5:07 PM

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Earth and Space Science
Free Webinar on climate science resources May 9, 20178
Hi, everybody....I wanted to share this free Webinar coming up Tuesday afternoon. We will be giving away some prizes during the live version, and there will also be a recording for those who can't be online at that time. The Webinar is free, but you must pre-register. We hosted a similar Webinar i...

by Suzanne Taylor > Fri May 05, 2017 10:51 AM

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General Science and Teaching
New Teacher: Politics and climate Change
Zoe, You bring to this discussion board such an important topic now so more than ever in our country.  In 2011 NSTA conducted a survey about the teaching of climate change.  Most students in that survey were skeptical of climate change.  What are the numbers now, given our current political clima...

by Arlene Jurewicz Leighton > Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:45 AM

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General Science and Teaching
New Teacher: Politics and climate Change
The political climate in America and the earth's climate both seem to be struggling, with no real end in sight. And while the clash between politics and environmental science is not a new issue, I think recent events have made the two topics into exceptionally unfriendly neighbors when discussed tog...

by Zoe Ziegler > Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:51 PM

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General Science and Teaching
weather and Elementary
Hi Arielle, As a Floridian, I can totally sympathize with you, as it can be difficult to teach young children this concept when they are really only experiencing hot, sunny weather year-round. After I observed a kindergarten classroom for my field placement this semester, I have understood the im...

by Samantha Ford > Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:31 PM

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Early Childhood
Current Events in Science -- Apr. 21, 2017
If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here .   http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017Apr21.pdf     Life Science Naked mole-rats 'turn into plants' when oxygen is low   Deprived o...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:39 PM

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Earth and Space Science
weather and Elementary
weather is a great topic for discussion. I like the idea of discussing winter and summer. I also feel that you could talk about the weather daily.

by Amanda Perez > Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:56 AM

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Early Childhood
Gardening at school with young children
Gardening would be a great way for the students to be engaged and learn about plants. I think starting with an small garden inside the classroom be a good idea that way students can see the plants grow everyday without having to go outside. It also may be beneficial because the weather may be warmer...

by Shannyn Quirante > Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:12 PM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
weather can be kind of abstract for Kindergarteners to grasp. I would find to a way to slowly incorporate the terms into your daily language and scientific discussions. If you do a calendar have a student look outside and tell the class what the weather is like. Also, do yourself a favor and take yo...

by Callie Spradley > Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:16 PM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
weather can be kind of abstract for Kindergarteners to grasp. I would find to a way to slowly incorporate the terms into your daily language and scientific discussions. If you do a calendar have a student look outside and tell the class what the weather is like. Also, do yourself a favor and take yo...

by Callie Spradley > Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:15 PM

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Early Childhood
Technology in Kindergarten
I observed an early childhood centers last year and they were all about technology. The students used the SMART board to play games. They would use websites like ABC mouse or IXL. The students loved going to the SMART board as a center. They would also use it to watch videos and discuss the calendar...

by Itzel Zertuche > Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:26 AM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
I think one way to incorporate weather into the classroom is to read fun books on weather and they can write about what their favorite type of weather and why.

by Yvis Lauzurique > Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:03 PM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
One way to incorporate weather into kindergarten is to use a daily weather graph in the math area. Where I student teach, the teacher graphs how the weather is everyday after the math calendar. She asks a student everyday how the weather is and then graphs it on a pocket graph. She starts it over ev...

by THU TA > Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:23 PM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
Hi Arielle, I am student teaching in a Kindergarten classroom and for our daily morning routine, I always ask them to look out the window and tell me what the weather is like outside. Once they answer, I ask them to explain why they think that, or why is is not........ We also have a weather grap...

by JENNIFER GARCIA > Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:19 PM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
I would say you could have student look outside and tell you the weather. You could also play a video of perhaps a sunny day, a rainy day. You could ask them what weather it may be. Maybe have an activity with a spinner of different weather and have them dress up using that clothing.

by Virginia E Lopez > Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:44 PM

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Early Childhood
Preparing for the Future Based on Lessons from the Past: A Sustainability Makeover for Ancient History
Teachers know that kids are more likely to get engaged with learning when the curriculum reflects their lives and experiences. But what do you do if you’re teaching ancient history to middle school students? It’s hard to imagine what could be less relevant to 7 th -graders than the aqueducts of the ...

by Susan Santone > Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:21 PM

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General Science and Teaching
weather and Elementary
Maybe doing a whole group conversation about the weather for that particular day. During recess they could see what the weather is like and have a grand conversation about when they come in.

by Claudia Penaranda > Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:46 PM

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Early Childhood
Success For All, Takes Us All
climate science and our responsibility as educators Description: In our current political and scientific climate it is imperative that we equip students with the tools to intelligently discuss weather and climate science. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab has numerous tools, demos, and lesso...

by Alison Thalmann > Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:57 PM

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Professional Development
Gardening at school with young children
I've gardened with my preschoolers in several states. I have had luck adding herbs to the usual food mix (I like potatoes, tomatoes, green beans, and cucumbers) Herbs also usually survive the occasional flower picking better. My current school is considered to be in a high desert climate, which ...

by Anne Lowry > Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:45 PM

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Early Childhood
Current Events in Science -- Mar. 12, 2017
Note:  The next issue of Science Current Events will appear in mid-April. If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing  here .  http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017Mar12.pdf     ...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:29 AM

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Elementary Science
Current Events in Science -- Mar. 12, 2017
Note:  The next issue of Science Current Events will appear in mid-April. If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here . http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017Mar12.pdf     Life Science ...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:25 AM

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Earth and Space Science
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From experience, weather logs are so great for kids to see the pattern of the weather. Make two kids the weather person for the day and report the weather in the morning and in the afternoon (I live in Texas, so the weather can be vastly different between morning and afternoon!).

by Deborah Pederson > Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:12 AM

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Elementary Science
Current Events in Science -- Feb. 26, 2017
Due to length limits in this forum, this is just the first part of this posting.  You can find the whole thing here . http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017Feb26.pdf     Life Science Australian cathedral termites   In proportion to their size...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:41 AM

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Earth and Space Science
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I totally agree with the idea about keeping a weather log. Discerning the difference between weather and climate is a struggle all the way through the upper elementary grades.

by Pamela Dupre > Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:40 PM

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Elementary Science
Build Your Own Earth
I found a new resource in the January 2017 issue of NAGT's "In the Trenches" magazine. It uses a series of computer models that allow you to explore the different phenomena that affect our planet's climate. There are numerous scenarios that you can run, changing CO2 levels, axial tilt, and more.  He...

by Cris Dewolf > Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:55 PM

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Earth and Space Science
Advice Welcomed Here
Hi Cami, weather systems may change within hours and it may take several months of collecting data to be able to see a pattern in the weather. Read Science and Children editor Linda Froschauer's April 2010 "Editor's Note" about weather misconceptions. Changing a misconception, also called an "e...

by Margaret Ashbrook > Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:49 AM

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Elementary Science
Advice Welcomed Here
I am a pre-service teacher that is to address a common science misconception about weather and then take away that misconception and put into place actual evidence, facts, and information. My goal is to engage, interest, and create a lesson that is complimented with an activity for Kindergarten stud...

by Cami Martin > Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:57 PM

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Elementary Science
Teaching Science to Kindergarten in a Short Time Frame
Science is a creative and fun subject! I think that it would be beneficial to integrate science into other areas, such as Math, Reading, Technology, and Engineering. Science is everywhere, it is a creative process that students can take part of without even realizing it. I would use books, and discu...

by Cami Martin > Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:47 PM

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Early Childhood
Teaching Science to Kindergarten in a Short Time Frame
Science is a creative and fun subject! I think that it would be beneficial to integrate science into other areas, such as Math, Reading, Technology, and Engineering. Science is everywhere, it is a creative process that students can take part of without even realizing it. I would use books, and discu...

by Cami Martin > Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:44 PM

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Early Childhood
Gardening at school with young children
I think either option would do well, depending on the weather in your particular location. I love the idea of having a school garden for kids to be involved with. How do you decide what to plant or how large of a garden your students can support?

by Libby Colston > Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:20 PM

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Early Childhood